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Mike Burdon, President RCOphth strongly condemns failure to stop the continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Jun 11
2018

Ophthalmologists in the four home Nations are all too familiar with the current crisis in Hospital Eye Services and will welcome the opportunity provided by this APPG to bring the evidence before those responsible for our National Health Service. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists fully endorses the 16 recommendations made in the report. They can

  • 11 June 2018

RCOphth endorses the APPG report ‘See the Light’ that highlights continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Jun 11
2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment report, ‘See the Light’, but says the crisis is not new Patients across England are losing sight due to delayed and cancelled eye care appointments The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), a key partner in the development of the ‘See the Light’

  • 11 June 2018

Look out for new 2018 BOSU study on sight loss and deterioration caused by delay in ophthalmic review or treatment

Mar 22
2018

Last year, RCOphth published research from a British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU) study conducted during 2015 -16. The research found that up to 14 patients per month suffered preventable loss of vision through hospital initiated delays, with a likelihood of the true rate being between 16 and 22 cases per month. Since publication in Eye (Vol 31,

  • 22 March 2018

Election of regional representatives to RCOphth Council

Mar 07
2018

Following a second call for nominations, the new regional representatives to Council were elected unopposed and will take up their posts following the 2018 AGM at Congress in May. Mr Michael Adams – Oxford Mrs Manjunath – North Mr Ashwin Reddy – North East Thames Continuing in post until the AGM will be Mr Martin Leyland

  • 7 March 2018

AoMRC statement regarding High Court Ruling on Dr Bawa-Garba

Jan 30
2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges statement regarding the Dr Bawa-Garba High Court case. The statement from the Academy may be read online here: http://www.aomrc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/cjm-HCRGMC-2501182-1.pdf  

  • 30 January 2018